Hero Points and Blessings

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Hero Points and Blessings

Postby auyl » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:33 pm

Hey all,
Been bouncing around an idea in my head that would allow players to use hero points to purchase a gods or supernatural beings blessing for a number of hours equal to their dedicated POW. The hero point cost would be something like 2 or 3 points and as an example would give the players the ability to absorb any fire based attack for a number of hours as stated above.

What does everyone think?
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Re: Hero Points and Blessings

Postby pachristian » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:10 pm

I think this would work. Effectively, you are allowing players to spend a temporary resource (Hero points) for a temporary benefit.

I'd be careful about what sort of boons you would allow the players to buy: No game-breakers.

Also, would the master villain buy the same sort of benefits? (Sorry Ragnar, but he spent 3 hero points to buy "Immunity to Swords" as a temporary benefit from his evil god.)
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Re: Hero Points and Blessings

Postby pachristian » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:12 pm

I think that instead of setting it by a number of hours (which adds to the bookking needed in the game) I'd suggest setting it to last through a single plot situation; such as a single fight, or a single journey, etc.
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Re: Hero Points and Blessings

Postby soltakss » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:59 pm

I'd scope it to things the deity would be able to grant, but it is a good idea in principle.
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